SOMELIGHT – THE LYRICS

Soon to be released in 2022, and recorded remotely by the various band members due to Covid, Somelight is the latest album by Mungo Jerry.

Here, Ray has kindly allowed us to re-produce the Somelight-Lyrics for all of tracks.


Tracks: Midnight City/Lord, What Have We Done/Whole Lotta Rhythm/The Lockdown Thank You Song/Happy To Be/Country Woman/Let’s Do It Again/That’s The Colour Of Love/The Right Song/Home Alone/Corona Virus Blues/A Plea For The Planet.

MIDNIGHT CITY

(Ray Dorset)

I’ve been lost in the Midnight City, where the sun don’t shine no more
It’s been long and it’s a pity, what is it I’m a looking for
I’ve got a weight upon my shoulder, feels like a ten ton boulder
I’ve got a feeling that I’m hiding, em like the sun don’t shine

Down below it’s deep and gritty, where the sun don’t ever shine
I am lost in the Midnight City, that’s where I have to live, that’s where I’m gonna die
I’m lost in the Midnight City, where the rain falls more and more
Where the sun never shines, there’s no way out, no open door

Don’t believe everything they tell you, don’t believe everything they say
Don’t believe everything you’re hearing, if I get the chance I’ll be on my way
If I get the chance I’ll be on my way, if I get the chance I’ll be on my way

There’s a life beyond the city, that ain’t so dark and cold
Isn’t it a pity when the body’s still and cold and old, and old and old
I’ve  been lost in the Midnight City where the sun don’t shine no more
So long and it’s a pity what is it I’m looking for with a weight upon my shoulder
Just like a ten ton boulder I’ve got a feeling that I’m hiding from life where the sun don’t shine.

LORD, WHAT HAVE WE DONE

(Ray Dorset)

Chorus

Lord what have we done, Lord what have we done
Save our planet won’t you save our sun, Lord what have we done
Lord what have we done, help us everyone
Save our planet won’t you save our sun
Lord what have we done

Verse

There’s been a lot of warnings that’s been happening to the planet
Nothings getting better how much longer can we stand it
Fire on the oceans, fire in the sky, some ain’t gonna make it, some just won’t survive
It’s time for owning up ‘bout what’s happening to the planet
Who’s gonna take the blame for everything that just won’t make it
Save our planet won’t you save our sun
Lord what have we done

Chorus

WHOLE LOTTA RHYTHM

(Ray Dorset)

Verse 1

Well, I’m going downtown with guitar in my hand
Going downtown gonna find me a band
Gonna make some music gonna get down bluesy and recover
I’ve had bad luck overloaded my system
Gonna clear my head with a whole lotta rhythm
Find some way to begin with a new kind of system

Chorus

I’ll play and I’ll play for a year and a day, I’ll play and play ’til I find my way
Play and play with a whole lotta, whole lotta rhythm
I’ll play and play for a year and a day, play and play ’til I find a my way
To clear my head and begin with a whole lotta rhythm

Verse 2

Oh I’m going downtown I’m the man, who’s gonna make a move with a new  kind of groove
So let’s get moving with an old kind of music and some rhythm
I’ve had bad luck overloaded my system
Gonna fill my head with a whole lot of rhythm
So, let’s get moving with a whole lot of, whole lot of rhythm
I’ll play and play for a year and a day, play and play ’til I find my way
Play and play with a whole lot of, whole lot of rhythm

THE LOCKDOWN THANK YOU SONG

(Ray Dorset)

Verse 1

Everybody, thank all the doctors, and all the nurses, everyday
When we are locked down, and everything’s shut down
No one can go out, there ain’t no way

Chorus

Thank you very much to everybody that keeps us well and safe
Thank you very much to everybody that gets us through the day
Thank you very much to everybody that keeps us safe and well
The whole worlds in lockdown, how long, no one can tell

Verse 2

Let’s thank the teachers, and all the preachers, that give us hope when, everything’s down
This just can’t go on. It’s just been too long, we have to stay strong, and, win every round

HAPPY TO BE

(Ray Dorset)

Chorus
I am Happy to Be the way I am, I am, Happy to Be, Happy to be this way
I am Happy to Be the way I am, I am, Happy to Be, Happy to Be how I am

Verse

From our heads to our feet we are all unique, the way that we think and the way that we speak
I didn’t know that when I was a kid, I did lots of sighing each day
But I played my own songs and I did my own thing I played my guitar and I made those bells ring
I didn’t know how I’d get along, but I’m Happy to Be how I am

COUNTRY WOMAN

(Ray Dorset)

You’re a pretty Country Woman, why d’you wear those city clothes
Yeah you’re a woman from the country, why d’you wear those city clothes
You’re staying out all night what your doing I don’t really know
You’re a pretty Country Woman and you’re staying out all night
You come home early in the morning staying out almost every night
I don’t know what you’re working but I guess that it just really ain’t right
You’re a pretty Country Woman why d’you wear those city clothes
You’re a pretty Country Woman Country Woman with those city clothes
Why d’you wear those city clothes
You’re staying out all night what a you’re doing I don’t really know

 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN

(Ray Dorset)

Verse 1

Hmm, we did it in the morning, hmm we did it in the evening
Yeah, we did it in the morning, now, Let’s do it Again
Ooh, we did it in the daytime, and we did it in the night-time
We did it in the break time, hmm, now, Let’s do it Again

Refrain

We can do it, any time at all
‘Cause any time’s the right time to say thank you to the Lord
We did it in the morning, now, Let’s do it Again, Let’s do it Again

Verse 2

We can do it in the summertime, you can do it in the wintertime
We can do it in the springtime, oh yeah, then do it again, do it again
Alright, you can do it in the autumn time, do it, vacation time
And relaxation time, relaxation time, yeah, then do it again, do it again

Refrain

You can do it, any time at all,
‘Cause every time the right time to say thank you to the Lord
You can do it, every time, than do it again, do it again

Verse 3

We did it in the morning, in the morning, and we did it in the evening, in the evening
Yeah, we did it in the morning, in the morning, now, Let’s do it Again, again,
Hmm, we did it in the daytime, and we did it in the night-time
We did it in the break time, now Let’s do it Again, again
You can do it in the summertime, in the summertime,
You can do it in the wintertime, in the wintertime
You can do it, in the springtime, oh yeah, and do it again
Hmm, hmm alright, in the autumn time, vacation time
Relaxation time, relaxation time, hmm, then do it again, do it again ooh

Refrain

You can do it, any time at all, ooh every time the right time to say thank you to the Lord
You can do it every time, every time, then do it again, then do it again, Let’s do it Again, Let’s do it Again, again, again

THAT’S THE COLOUR OF LOVE

(Ray Dorset)

Chorus

That’s the Colour, the colour of love, That’s the Colour, the colour of love
La la la la la la la la la la la la la
We can’t stop thinking, That’s the Colour of Love

Verse 1

Strolling along the avenue, the air is fresh and the sky is blue
You know the sun is shining as we’re rolling along
You can be sure this feeling, yeah it’s the colour of love

Refrain

Out in the country lying on the hay on a sunny afternoon
The cows are jumping the pigs are grunting and, / as we sang by the light of the moon
We were singing

Chorus

Verse 2
Hmm well we’ve got no worries and we’ve got no cares
Happy happy feeling people everywhere
Yeah the sun is shining as we’re rolling along
We can’t stop feeling this is the colour of love

Chorus

That’s the colour of love, la la la la la la etc.

THE RIGHT SONG

(Ray Dorset)

Verse 1

You won’t stop moving and you won’t stop grooving
When you hear The Right Song
You’ll keep on dancing and you’ll keep on moving along

Verse 2

You won’t stop rocking and you won’t stop bopping
You’ll be singing along
You’ll be so happy all the time when you hear the right song

Chorus

Yeah, close your eyes and fantasise, fantasise when you close your eyes
Be lost and grooving every time that you hear The Right Song

Refrain

Close your eyes fantasise and keep on moving
Boogie down hit the town and keep right on
Dance like crazy it’s so good to be having some fun

HOME ALONE

(Ray Dorset)

Verse 1

Hmm we went on vacation, to a new destination
And now we we are all back at home
All back at home All Alone
Well we went on an aeroplane, to a land that is faraway
Now we are all locked down at home
We’re staying at home all alone

Verse 2

They said it would go away, now it looks like it’s here to stay
Can’t go to a movie can’t go to a show
There just ain’t no place ain’t nowhere we can go
They say so, we all must stay home all alone
Stay home all alone

Verse 3

Covid 19 mutations, can disrupt every nation
It ain’t safe to stray from your home
It’s safer to stay Home Alone

Verse Out

Covid 19 regulations will surely disrupt every nation
Can’t go to a movie can’t go to a show
‘Cause they say so, we all must stay home all alone
Stay home all alone

CORONA VIRUS BLUES

(Ray Dorset)

Spoken

Here we are in 2020. I should be celebrating. We should all be celebrating fifty years of “In the Summertime”. But we can’t do that now the whole world is in lockdown.

We’ve all got the blues – Corona Virus Blues

Verse 1

We woke up coughing, we woke up sneezing, we woke up sweating, hallucinating
It’s here all over, Corona, Corona Virus Blues

Verse 2

Can’t go to work, can’t go to school, can’t go nowhere
It’s all over the news, Corona, Corona Virus Blues
The whole world’s on lockdown, Corona Virus Blues

A PLEA FOR THE PLANET

(Words: Phillip Gardiner, Music: Ray Dorset)

She is the killer and the cure, she is ultimately pure
She blows hot and cold, never does grow old
All knowing and wise, hear now her lonely cries
Depths beyond compare, why are we not aware
Abused and torn apart, and still she gives her heart
We’re stealing from our mother, listen sister and brotherIt’s time to give back, to take a stand, she’s under attack, let’s give her our hand
How much can she take, our own future is at stakeStop killing for fashion, show some compassion
Let’s stop all the hatred, only one thing’s sacred
Your Mother Earth, Our Mother Earth
It’s time to give back, to take a stand, she’s under attack, let’s give her our hand